Shenzhen Transportation

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Bao''an Airport
Bao'an Airport

Shenzhen Bao’an Airport (SZX) is around 20 miles (32 kilometers) from downtown area. At present, it operates more than 150 domestic and 21 international air routes, connecting Shenzhen and other cities both at home and abroad, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Macau, Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo. Transportation to/from downtown, Guangdong Province, Hong Kong and Macau is quite convenient from the airport:
 Shuttle buses to Shenzhen downtown area
 Airport Transport to Nearby Cities in Guangdong
 Airport Transport to Hong Kong / Macau

 The city is located at the crossing of Beijing-Guangzhou Railway Line and Beijing-Kowloon Railway Line. Guangzhou-Kowloon Railway Line and Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway Line also pass the city. As one of the most important transportation hubs in south China, Shenzhen efficiently connects mainland China and Hong Kong. Most high-speed trains depart from North Railway Station and get to Xiamen, Hangzhou, Huangshan, Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Xi'an and Wuhan.
 Shenzhen Railway Station      North Railway Station     Futian Railway Station     East Railway Station

 Shenzhen - Hong Kong Train
 Shenzhen - Guangzhou Train
 Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong Kong Train
 Shenzhen - Guilin Train
 Shenzhen - Xiamen Train
 Shenzhen to Shanghai Train

 See detailed Shenzhen Train Schedule
 

There are over 40 passenger long-distance bus stations in the urban and suburban areas. Among them, Luohu Bus Station, Bao’an Bus Station, Yinhu Bus Station, Futian Bus Station, Huanggang Bus Station and Airport Bus Station are the popular ones. Passengers can arrive in a city within Guangdong Province such as Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Shantou and Zhanjiang, or trans-provincial city including Nanning, Guilin, Fuzhou, Putian and Quanzhou.
 Nowadays, ferries are available at Shekou Port (China Merchant Shekou Ferry Terminal) and Fuyong Port of Bao’an Airport. Shekou Port operates ferry lines to Skypier of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, Zhuhai Jiuzhou Port, Zhuhai Wailingding Island Ferry Terminal, Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal. Fuyong Port is just 3.3 kilometers (2 miles) away from Bao’an International Airport. Passengers can take closed ferry route to/from airport to Hong Kong International Airport and Macau by showing intraday air tickets.

 See detailed Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen Ferry
 

Eight metro lines are operating in the city so that the accesses to the major distribution centers like Luohu Railway Station, Window of the World, Luohu Port and Shekou Port are quite easy.
Operating Subway Lines:
 Line 1 (Luobao Line)         Line 2 (Shekou Line)    Line 3 (Longgang Line)    Line 4 (Longhua Line)
 Line 5 (Huanzhong Line)    Line 7 (Xili Line)    Line 9 (Meilin Line)    Line 11 (Airport Line)
Lines to be Opened:
 Line 6 (Guangming Line)
 Line 8 (Yantian Line)
 Line 10 (Bantian Line)
 Line 20 (Fuyong Line)
 See metro maps for reference.

Shenzhen City Bus
City Bus

There are over 900 bus lines running in this city presently. Regular bus lines, Express Lines, Intercity Lines, Night Lines, Peak Hour Lines and Holiday Bus Lines are the main categories. Most routes in downtown area cost CNY 1 for ordinary bus and CNY 2 for air-conditioned bus. Their operating hours are roughly from 07:00 to 23:00 in weekdays.
 Bus / Metro Search
 Currently, more than 16,000 taxis run in the city. They are mainly in four colors and serve designated areas: red and yellow cabs run in urban and suburb areas including Luohu, Futian, Nanshan and Yantian Districts; green cabs can only be found in Bao’an and Longgang Districts; blue cabs, namely electric ones, serve the same areas as the red ones. In the day time, the fare is CNY 6-10 for the first 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) and then CNY 2.4 for each extra 0.6 mile (1 kilometer). During the night (23:00-06:00 the next day), passengers need to pay extra 30% as night allowance. 

 Further Reading:

How to Travel from Hong Kong Airport to Shenzhen

How to Travel from Shenzhen to Hong Kong Airport

- Last modified on Jul. 23, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Transportation
Asked by Katie from VIETNAM | Aug. 09, 2019 20:26Reply
Shenzhen International Airport - Universiade Sports Center
Hi, please help to advise me the route from Bao'an International Airport - Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center. Thank you very much
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Answered by Sue from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 12, 2019 20:17
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You can take bus line 330b to Dayun metro station, and transfer to bus No.923 to Beixin Village Station, and walk northwest of 700m to it, which takes around 1.5 hours with CNY32.
Asked by Andreas from GERMANY | Aug. 05, 2019 04:58Reply
is there a ferry from HK airport to Shenzhen airport? where I have to book the tickets?
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Answered by Danny from USA | Aug. 07, 2019 20:26
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Yes. You can buy the ticket at E2 Transfer Area,5/F, Terminal 1,Hong Kong International Airport (7:30 - 21:30).
Asked by KILOIA | Jun. 27, 2019 00:39Reply
Can I take the ferry from Shenzhen Shekou to catch the early morning fligt from HKIA?
My flight is early in the morning at 7.40 AM from HKIA. There is no other way to reach in the night or early morning. Anybody may guide me it is better to go by Ferry from She Kou port and stay in the night at Airport to catch the flight?
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Answered by Will from USA | Jun. 27, 2019 18:55
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Yes, I'm afraid you have to reach the airport in advance and stay one night to catch your flight.
Asked by Ruth from GERMANY | May. 23, 2019 15:11Reply
Is there a high speed train from Shenzhen to Dongguan?
If there is, how long is the travel time?
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Answered by Kate from CANADA | May. 26, 2019 19:12
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Yes, there are dozens of high speed train from Shenzhen to Dongguan every day. It takes around 45 minutes.
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